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Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane at the Dobsonville Stadium against Swallows FC. Image: @SoccerLaduma / Twitter

Kaizer Chiefs: Quick shopping list for January

It’s clear for alll to see, Kaizer Chiefs’ squad depth remains lacking. Here are five players to target in January.

Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane at the Dobsonville Stadium against Swallows FC. Image: @SoccerLaduma / Twitter

Good news for Kaizer Chiefs fans, January is just about around the corner. New signings that could have been made in the winter could become a reality soon.

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As The South African reported between June and September, the new dawn at Naturena saw an exodus of 13 players, while nine new players arrived, including the promotion of Mduduzi Shabalala.

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Released players:

  1. Bernard Parker
  2. Kearyn Baccus
  3. Daniel Akpeyi
  4. Daniel Cardoso
  5. Leonardo Castro
  6. Samir Nurkovic
  7. Lazarous Kambole
  8. Dumisani Zuma
  9. Lebogang Manyama
  10. Ramahlwe Mphahlele
  11. Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya
  12. Anthony Akumu
  13. Sibusiso Mabiliso

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The arrivals:

  1. Zitha Kwinika
  2. Ashley du Preez
  3. Siyethemba Sithebe
  4. Lehlogonolo Matlou
  5. Kamohelo Mahlatsi
  6. Dillan Solomons
  7. Mduduzi Shabalala
  8. Yusuf Maart
  9. Edmilson Dove
  10. Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana.
Inside Kaizer Chiefs’ dressing room before the MTN8 clash AmaZulu. Image: @KaizerChiefs/ Twitter

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Not every signing works out in football, and early signs have shown not all the new talent at Naturena will make it as Glamour Boys.

Additionally, fans and local experts have made it quite clear more talent is required for Kaizer Chiefs to become the best team in Mzansi.

There are question marks on the depth and quality in central midfield, wide, and in the striking area.

Here’s a list of proven and in-form PSL players:

  1. Sibongiseni Mthethwa, 31, Stellensbosch FC –  Defensive midfielder – Cover for Njabulo Blom.
  2. Katlego Otladisa, 25, Marumo Gallants – Winger – Cover for Kgaogelo Sekgota.
  3. Khanyisa Mayo, 24, Cape Town City – Forward – Compete with Keagan Dolly and Khama Billiat.
  4. Karim Kimvuidi, 20, Maritzburg United – Attacking midfielder – Compete with Billiat and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo.
  5. Pule Mmodi, 23, Golden Arrows – Winger – Compete with Sekgota.

Meanwhile, Zwane’s side is preparing a trip to Cape Town to battle Stellenbosch FC on Sunday at 15:30.

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